Grants

We are currently taking expressions of interest for two Commonwealth Grants. The details are listed below.

For further details, please contact Brendan O'Connor's electorate office on 8390-6166

Communities Environment Program 2019-20

Applications Close 06 September 2019


The Communities Environment program supports small scale community-led projects that address local environmental priorities. Grants of between $2500 and $2000 will be available for eligible projects.

For each project, the grant amount can cover all eligible project costs. However, additional cash and/or in-kind contributions towards the project costs are strongly encouraged.

 The minimum grant amount is $2,500.
 The maximum grant amount is $20,000.

We cannot fund your project if it receives funding from another Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government grant for the same activities. You can apply for a grant for your project under more than one government program, but if your application is successful, you must choose either the Communities Environment Program grant or the other government grant.

To be eligible for a grant you must be nominated by Brendan O'Connor MP to apply and your project must:

 be a small scale, community-led environmental project
 give communities the resources, skills and knowledge to care for the environment
 deliver positive environmental and social outcomes
 include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
 direct the majority of grant funding to on-ground eligible activities
 undertake the majority of the project in the nominating MP’s electorate
 request a grant amount between $2,500 and $20,000
 have at least $2,500 in eligible expenditure.

Your project should be completed by 31 December 2020.

An independent consultative committee will determine which projects Brendan O'Connor chooses to nominate. Maximum funding for the entire electorate of Gorton is limited to $150000.

Expressions of Interest should be lodged using the form below by September 6th 2019. Once you lodge an EOI Brendan O'Connor's office will be in touch to explain the remaining process. Please contact the electorate office on 8390-6166 if you have any questions.

Expression of Interest

Please complete the details below to register your Expression of Interest.

We will contact you later to explain the formal process to apply.